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NOTE: The Animator was created before the Light-O-Rama Visualizer existed; the Visualizer is more fully featured than the Animator. The Animator is still supported so that existing sequences continue to work, but consider using the Visualizer instead of the Animator, especially for new sequences.
Each sequence that you create may have an animation associated with it. This is a simple drawing of the layout of the lights that will be used in the sequence. Note that this "animation" should not be confused with "animation sequence". Both animation sequences and musical sequences can have animations.
When you play a sequence using the Sequence Editor, you can also watch the sequence's animation. The drawing will change as if it were the lights that the sequence controls - that is, parts of the drawing will turn on and off, fade up and down, twinkle, and shimmer, just as the sequence commands.
A sequence's animation can be assigned a background image (for example, a photo of your house), which you can draw the lights on top of.
For details on how to create and modify animations, please see the Animator.
The Animator, with lights drawn on top of a background photo of a house